The Mushroom Design Trend is Alive in Maine

Naturally appealing (and funkier than flowers), mushrooms are sprouting up everywhere.

laser-etched mushroom glassware from Benoit's Design
Photograph by Tara Rice

1. Grow your glassware collection with these fine specimens, laser-etched in Westbrook. $42 for 2. benoitsdesign.co

Mitzi’s steel porcini-shaped table lamp from Fogg Lighting

2. Mitzi’s steel porcini-shaped table lamp is a bright idea on a desk. $218. fogglighting.com

"False Chanterelles," by Ingrid Ellison

3. The mycelium fibers growing beneath mushrooms in Camden Hills State Park inspired Ingrid Ellison’s oil False Chanterelles. $395. findthelostkitchen.com


Mushrooms of Maine print, by Tara Rook

4. When she’s not creating pen-and-ink illustrations, like this Mushrooms of Maine print, Portlander Tara Rook teaches meditation and produces electronic music. From $32. tararook.com

Coconeh’s wicker mushroom box

5. Coconeh’s wicker mushroom box conjures whimsical Alice in Wonderland vibes. $19.99. boutiquelittle.com

mushroom embroidery kit by Brunswick’s Heidi Boyd

6. Stitch a nature study with the beginner-friendly mushroom embroidery kit by Brunswick’s Heidi Boyd. $29.99. handiworkportland.com


mushroom sculptures, by Louis Charlett
Photograph by Tare Rice

7. New Gloucester furniture maker Louis Charlett hand-turns his mushroom sculptures from dead ash trees on his woodlot. $35 each. thegoodsupply.org

mushroom flour-sack tea towel, by Tröskö Design

8. Bring a retro-woodland look to your kitchen with a mushroom flour-sack tea towel by Yarmouth’s Tröskö Design. $19.50. shop.downeast.com

"Mushroom Garden," by Freckled Fuchsia

9. Freckled Fuchsia’s Portland-designed Mushroom Garden print adds psychedelic pop to a wall. $28 (without frame). freckledfuchsia.com